COLLEGE NOTES

College notes: Poet laureate will read works at Clemson

December 21, 2013 

U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will read at the 7th annual Clemson Literary Festival this spring.

The festival, from March 26-29 at the Clemson University Alumni Center, will include a number of award-winning authors, as well as events for aspiring writers and young readers.

Trethewey is the author of four collections of poetry, including “Domestic Work,” “Bellocq’s Ophelia” and “Native Guard,” for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, and “Thrall,” her most recent work.

All events are free and open to the public.

S.C. State names new dean

Kenneth Lewis, a nuclear engineer and researcher, has been named dean of the College of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering Technology at S.C. State University.

The American Nuclear Society Fellow formerly held the position for six years, from 2005-11.

During his initial tenure as dean, Lewis directed a team that led to the successful awarding of the ABET-EAC accreditation in 2008, making S.C. State the only ABET-accredited nuclear engineering program at a historically black college and university.

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